Self-Employment Program for Women (Swashakthi)
“Swasakthi” empowers village women from poor economical backgrounds. After training women in sewing and handloom skills training, Manavata volunteers help trainees organize Manavata Mahila Samstha (MMS) groups to sustain earnings and livelihoods. So far 350 women have benefited from ‘Swasakthi’ training and are earning their livelihood. Trainees manufacture Manavata’s eco-friendly cloth bags – thereby helping to sustain their livelihood and also spread Manavata’s message about no-plastic bags.